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Rome: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Guided Catacombs Tour

Product ID: 224190
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Create your own off-the-beaten-path tour of Rome with 24-hour access to the purple line hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. Take a guided tour through the hidden passages of Rome's Catacombs then enjoy a 1-hour bike rental in Caffarella Park.
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Take a guided tour of the hidden passages of the Catacombs
  • Travel through the city with a 24-hour hop-on-hop-off bus ticket
  • Enjoy on-board recorded commentary in 9 languages and free WiFi on-board
  • Discover the most historic road of the Roman Empire at the ancient Appian Way
  • Explore Caffarella Park with a 1-hour bike rental included in the ticket
Full description
Climb aboard a hop-on-hop-off bus and begin the purple line circuit through Rome. Benefit from 10 stops in key locations, and listen to an informative commentary, available in 9 different languages as you venture beyond the historic city walls to Ancient Appia. Get magnificent views of the historic road from an open-top bus, and jump off to discover some of the best-preserved archaeological areas of the "Eternal City."

This 24-hour ticket includes a guided tour to the ancient Catacombs of San Sebastiano. Once you arrive at Catacombs, choose from tours departing in English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian. Stand in the underground chambers where early Christians congregated. Hear about the burial practices of early Christians, and see religious symbols carved into the walls.

In addition to this, 1-hour bike rental is included in the ticket price giving you the opportunity to explore Caffarella Park. See the Baths of Caracalla, Cecilia Metella Mausoleum, Massenzio complex, and the Aurelian Walls.
  • Round-trip transportation from Rome
  • Entrance tickets
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You can start your tour at any of the bus stops along the route: Termini Railway Station; Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore; the Colosseum; Porta San Sebastiano; the Catacombs and Church of San Sebastiano; Caffarella Park; Domine Quo Vadis; the Baths of Caracalla; the Circus Maximus; and Piazza Venezia. The online voucher must be exchanged at the beginning of the tour in order to receive the Catacombs tour ticket. The last entrance is 1 hour before the closing.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
• It is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts, or with uncovered shoulders, so please dress appropriately
• The hop-on hop-off buses on the Purple line run between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
• The tour may be altered without notice due to unforeseeable weather and traffic conditions
• Photography is not permitted in the catacombs
• Your online voucher must be exchanged with a member of staff from the tour operator

From US$ 47.36 per person

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Big Bus Tours Rome

Product ID: 224190